The New USDA Dietary Guidelines: What They Mean For Families Featured
Dr. Jatinder Bhatia, MD, FAAP
The New USDA Dietary Guidelines
Dr. Jatinder Bhatia, MD, FAAP,chair of the AAP Committee on Nutrition comes on the show to discuss The New USDA Dietary Guidelines and what they mean to families with children.
Dr. Jatinder Bhatia is a 1975 graduate of the Armed Forces Medical College of the University of Poona, India. He completed his pediatric residency, including a year as chief resident, at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta followed by a joint fellowship in neonatology and pediatric nutrition at the University of Iowa under the mentorship of Drs. Allen Erenberg and the late Samuel J. Fomon, respectively. He then joined the faculty at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston where he rose through the ranks to associate professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Preventive Medicine and Community Health. He also held a joint appointment at the university’s Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. In 1991, Dr. Bhatia returned to the Medical College of Georgia as a professor of pediatrics. Three years later he was named chief of the Division of Neonatology and program director of the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine fellowship. He is also a professor in the Medical College of Georgia School of Graduate Studies. Dr. Bhatia is an honorary consultant for Philippine Children’s Medical Center in Quezon City. Recently is an honorary member of the Perinatal Association of the Philippines, Inc. He has been recognized for his academic and clinical work throughout his career with honors such as the Distinguished Faculty Award for Institutional Service at the Medical College of Georgia and the Georgia Nutrition Council Award of Excellence. Dr. Bhatia’s areas of research interest include a wide variety of neonatal issues such as neonatal nutrition, total parenteral nutrition, reaction oxygen species, hepatic dysfunction and outcomes research. His research has been supported by the National Institutes of Health, industry and foundations. He is the author of more than 100 articles, abstracts and book chapters, has edited two books and has made presentations of his work nationally and internationally. He is the Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Nutrition. His memberships include the Society for Pediatric Research, the American Pediatric Society, the American Institute of Nutrition, the American Society for Clinical Nutrition, the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Dietetic Association. He is an active reviewer for numerous journals and serves as an Associate Editor, Journal of Perinatology, and serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Maternal-Fetal Neonatology Medicine, Neonatology, Chinese Medical Journal and eMedi
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